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Volunteer project brings great results for Chris!

Volunteer project brings great results for Chris!

Celebrating a very special rite of passage is the Goole gardening service charity, The Green Team, as it awards an official charity T-shirt to volunteer Chris Coggins in recognition of his dedication and commitment. Wearing the uniform of the charity, Chris very much looks the part as he attends to gardening maintenance in Goole and […]

6th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Volunteering helps Goole charity shop meet targets

Volunteering helps Goole charity shop meet targets

 Providing person centred care and support is Goldcrest House and the Goole based charity Cancer Research as they partner to help service user Dawn Field gain a volunteering role within the Boothferry based charity shop.   When not working in her other role Dawn wanted to fill her spare days working elsewhere. She successfully passed […]

11th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Course graduation is an employment skills success

Course graduation is an employment skills success

Celebrating a proud day is Goldcrest House as four service users successfully complete a year-long City & Guilds course in Employment Skills.   The course is aimed at enabling people with learning disabilities take their place in the community by studying, training and eventually working within it by teaching essential academic and social skills.    […]

3rd February 2017 | By | Reply More
Service users to make woolly hats for the needy and homeless of Goole

Service users to make woolly hats for the needy and homeless of Goole

Service users at Goldcrest House are getting their knitting needles out and casting on to make woolly hats for the needy and homeless of Goole during this extra cold spell of weather.   Working hard during one of the many therapeutic craft sessions, service users created a box full of hand knitted hats in varying […]

1st February 2017 | By | Reply More
A talent for knitting helps Scunthorpe babies

A talent for knitting helps Scunthorpe babies

Specialist care home Goldcrest House residents visit the Neonatal intensive care unit at Scunthorpe Hospital to present a very special gift of hand knitted hats to the nurses who care for sick and preterm babies in the district.   Handmade by service users at Goldcrest House during a weekly therapeutic craft session, over 50 knitted hats […]

6th December 2016 | By | Reply More
New recruit for Goole specialist care home

New recruit for Goole specialist care home

Harry Finnerty from Doncaster joins the Goldcrest House care team as a residential support worker to support individuals with autism and learning difficulties.   Having previous experience in the care sector before moving into a new field Harry has come back to what he knows and loves – supporting people live their lives the way […]

24th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Goole care service users embrace volunteering

Goole care service users embrace volunteering

Goldcrest House service users embrace volunteering at the gardening services charity, The Green Team, to maintain the gardens of the elderly and disabled in Goole who are unable to do so themselves.   One such service user currently volunteering is Jonathan. Jonathan is a garden maintenance volunteer tending to domestic garden maintenance, such as pruning, […]

27th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Goldcrest House promotes good health and wellbeing with appointment of clinical residential support worker

Goldcrest House promotes good health and wellbeing with appointment of clinical residential support worker

Goldcrest House promotes good health and psychological wellbeing with the ground-breaking appointment of a clinical and residential support worker, Danielle Ripley.   Danielle’s honours degree in sociology and psychology has been put to good use to support and maintain the welfare and mental health of service users and staff within the home.   Working with […]

17th August 2016 | By | Reply More
Permanent employment success

Permanent employment success

Goldcrest House are celebrating a joyous moment, the job offer and subsequent employment success of service user Dawn Field as kitchen support in the Goole Pastures Day Centre kitchen.   Dawn responded to an advertised post for kitchen support and successfully satisfied the interviewees that she was the ideal candidate for the very busy kitchen […]

5th July 2016 | By | Reply More
New appointment mentors Autism in the kitchen

New appointment mentors Autism in the kitchen

Newly appointed house cook, Dan Penistone from Goole, is cooking up gourmet fair in the Goldcrest Kitchen as his skills support service users learn how to navigate throughout a kitchen and cook nutritious meals.   We take for granted the process of cooking ourselves a meal, it starts with the very thought of what to […]

16th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Surprise inspection brings the ‘Good’ out of Goldcrest House

Surprise inspection brings the ‘Good’ out of Goldcrest House

The Goole based autism specialist care home celebrates a ‘Good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after an unannounced inspection.   During a very long and exhausting day, the inspector spoke to service users, staff and management and scrutinised all necessary documentation and systems required for a specialist care home, after which the CQC […]

6th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Growth experience for Autism

Growth experience for Autism

Goldcrest House service users embrace a growth experience during their work on an allotment project designed for local food production.   Promoting an understanding of growing and eating healthy local food, The Goole based Waterways Museum Sobriety Project uses allotments as a resource for involving the community in growing fresh produce and learning about food […]

20th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Spring time activities at Goldcrest House

Spring time activities at Goldcrest House

Spring is in the air at Goldcrest House in Goole, as service users tap into their creative side whilst getting hands-on with nature.   During this fun and relaxing activity service users got to grips with flowers and foliage of all shapes and sizes during a flower arranging exercise designed to improve hand-eye coordination, concentration, […]

18th March 2016 | By | Reply More
Getting to grips with pounds and pence

Getting to grips with pounds and pence

  Service users at Goldcrest House get to grips with money matters during a managing money and budgeting skills lesson.   Paying bills, keeping to budgets and learning the skill of keeping a little money; let’s face it keeping on top of and understanding day to day finances can be quite a complex task for […]

12th January 2016 | By | Reply More
Arts and crafts sessions are a great way for service users to express themselves

Arts and crafts sessions are a great way for service users to express themselves

Getting creative at Goldcrest House marks the transition into winter as service users roll-up their sleeves and demonstrate their creative skills during an arts and crafts session.   Working together, and on their own, service users used the session to express their creative thoughts as well as their feelings through model making, painting and knitting. […]

7th December 2015 | By | Reply More
Supported Living Success for Autism Care Company

Supported Living Success for Autism Care Company

A happy moment and a milestone for Goldcrest House as they hand over the keys to, service user, Andrew Hughes very first home.   The first in the care company’s new supported living venture, Goldcrest have opened the door to Andrew’s wishes to live independently within the local community.   Andrew has moved into his […]

10th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Cooking up something sweet is good for learning

Cooking up something sweet is good for learning

Not letting autism hold him back, lemon meringues and coconut tarts are the first step for Mark Cullis as he embarks on securing a qualification in catering and hospitality at Goole Waterways Museum.   Mark will attend the NVQ course for a year where not only will he learn about the principles of cooking but […]

20th August 2015 | By | Reply More
Goole based service user celebrates a promotion and his first year work anniversary

Goole based service user celebrates a promotion and his first year work anniversary

Behind the scenes at Yorkshire Car Co in Snaith is hard working Chris Coggins, service user at the Goole based Goldcrest House, who is celebrating a promotion and his first year work anniversary.   Chris, who has autism, works for the car company as part of the Goldcrest House introduction to work scheme, cleaning, waxing and polishing forecourt cars for sale at the […]

19th August 2015 | By | Reply More
Carers are taking learning disability to the ballot box

Carers are taking learning disability to the ballot box

The Goole based autism and learning disability care home, Goldcrest House, are taking democratic rights very seriously and ensuring their service users, many of which have autism, access the Ballot Box next month during the elections. Taking a stand and representing the 1.5 million people in the UK with learning disabilities who don’t engage in […]

30th April 2015 | By | Reply More
Goldcrest House Stand out for Autism

Goldcrest House Stand out for Autism

Celebrating World Autism Awareness Week and World Autism Day in Goole is Goldcrest House as it prepares its own special celebration and open day on the 2nd of April featuring a home-made ‘Stand out for Autism’ themed cake.   Celebrating the wonderful world of autism Goldcrest House will be encouraging the whole community, and those […]

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